It seems Tyler Hawn has figured out the new OSCAAR Hot Rod Series, whether on dirt and asphalt. In the series’ first ever appearance on dirt as part of Brighton’s 50th Anniversary celebration, Hawn scored the feature victory.
Electing to keep the asphalt tires and drive it like a regular paved oval, Hawn pulled away from the field on the drop of the green flag after starting pole and wasn’t caught by the competition from there on out. For the veteran, it marks his second career victory and third top-two finishes in three races.
Steve Mayhew and Art Rodgers both attempted to mount a charge on Hawn, going with a more traditional dirt style. However, neither was able to catch him en route to placing second and third. For both drivers, it marks a solid rebound following issues in their series debut at Kawartha Speedway last month.
Dan Price started up front in the event and ran second through the early stages, but overshooting turn one on the fourth lap proved costly as he’d drop back to fourth, where he’d finish the event.
Jerry Luckhardt finished fifth in his second start behind the wheel of a stock car.
OSCAAR would like to thank Brighton Speedway for the opportunity to take part on their historical night, and congratulates the track on 50 years of great competition. Here’s to 50 more action-packed seasons to come.
The OSCAAR Hot Rods will have no time off, as they’ll be in action this coming weekend at Kawartha Speedway on Friday, July 21, along with a trip to Full Throttle Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 23.
By: Ashley McCubbin